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Conservative Management for CCL

Our Conservative Management Plan

I created this website to be all about the experience.  The experiences we go through as owners of dogs with knee ligament injuries, and the experiences our dogs go through as a result of tearing their CCL.  As a result of my experience I have been through both a Traditional Repair surgery and successful round […]

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Modified Traditional ACL Surgery – Beau

[ad#medsquareright250] At over 8 months post op, I can safely say that the surgery was a success and worth the cost and trouble. Beau (a Golden Retriever) plays as much as any healthy dog and we have had; he is completely healed. We have learned many things from this experience, and the highlights are: 1. […]

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TPLO Post Op Update – Taylor

TPLO Recovery – Taylor, July 2010 Well I am happy to report that Taylor is doing great and is now 5 weeks post surgery. It has been a long 5 weeks. At approximately 1 week after surgery Taylor was no longer limping and was ready to go! It has been difficult to keep her at […]

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TightRope CCL Repair – Bohdi

Hello All, My 90 lb American Bulldog/Pitt mix had the Tightrope Procedure 3 days ago. He is 8 years old, and besides the knee injury, is in excellent health. We think he injured the knee exiting the pool several months before. We noticed a limp right after he jumped out (in-ground pool). It seemed to […]

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Traditional Repair / Cast off / 2 Days after Surgery

Traditional Repair and TTA Surgery – Jake

Jake had traditional repair 7/28/10. This was Jake’s second surgery, as he had TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) in February of 2009. Prior to both surgeries we tried conservative management, but needed surgery both times. Traditional Repair – Post Op We are currently Day 4 after the Traditional Repair, and it has been remarkably smooth. Jake […]

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CCL Injury and Repair

Bilateral ACL Injury – Jasmine

Jasmine’s Bilateral ACL Injury By Jana Rade When Jasmine started limping in the summer of 2008 we didn’t think too much of it. It wasn’t the first time it happened and it wasn’t the worst either. Jasmine had injured her hind legs three times before and, each time, after an exam and x-rays, we were […]

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Lab Dog Knee Ligament

TPLO Ligament Surgery – Taylor

Our 3 1/2 year old yellow lab has had hind lameness after exercise for several months now. We tried rest and anti inflammatory meds for 3 weeks with no results, so finally had her examined and x-rayed. She was diagnosed with a torn CCL, with some arthritis in her affected knee. It was a very […]

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Dog Knee Injury CCL

CCL Repair Forum for Dogs

Have a question related to TPLO surgery, or want a recommendation for a veterinarian performing the Tightrope procedure in your area? Want to know what the best dog knee brace available is? Don’t be shy… Post on our NEW Dog Knee Injury Forum! In response to the high volume of comments a lot of the […]

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Dog Knee Surgery for Huskies

Tightrope Surgery Complications – Husky

The following was submitted by an owner whose dog had a failed Tightrope CCL repair procedure: Our ten year old Husky, about 75 lbs. went lame in her back leg after repeatedly climbing our new chain-link fence and chasing neighborhood cats. Our vet recommended the new tightrope surgery to repair her torn CCL as less […]

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CM & Limited Activity – Emma

Emma Lynn is my is a 4.5 year old Pit. She is about 45 pounds and very active. A year ago last Christmas she stopped using her right rear leg. We took her to the vet where she was sedated and tested positive for the drawer sign. (A positive drawer sign test is an indication […]

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